"Books by
 the Beach!"

Mark your calendars for
Upcoming Activities!

Author Talk with Colleen Meagher
  • August 20 (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: La Selva Beach Branch Author Talk with Colleen Meagher
    La Selva Beach author Colleen Meagher will talk about her new book, "Comin’ Thru: The Golden Age of Women’s Polo 1934-1941". Her book chronicles the beginning of women’s polo and the obstacles they faced to earn a place on the polo field. Colleen and her sister were members of the Santa Cruz team that won the championship seven years in a row. Also included in the presentation will be a newsreel from the 1930's highlighting female polo players. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the La Selva Beach Library.


Saturday, September 24th

12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Learn techniques from local artist Suzie Blackburn using everyday objects to print beautiful patters on a canvas tote bag.

For information call 831-427-7710
 Hours at LSB Branch:

Tuesday  10 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  1:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 10 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm

   The Friends of the La Selva Beach Library have made the Library a central part of the community.  Activities, such as the Sand Castle Building Classes, Book Clubs, e-reader workshop and the Summer Programs, have brought patrons back to our Library.
    The LSB chapter was formed in the fall of 2009 after our branch received drastic cuts in hours. The chapter has been raising funds with local book sales and donations from our community.
    The chapter organized a browsing collection of bestsellers for library patrons and underwritten successful workshops.  They purchased a bar code duplicating machine to add the additional bar codes  required for the self check machines, installed at all branches.  Chapter member volunteers utilized the machine to add the bar code to our collection and then the machine was given to the library system for use at other branches. 
    In 2010 the Friends of LSB Library celebrated the 60th birthday of the branch with readings by children's authors, a reptile show, an exhibit of e-readers and of course, birthday cake.
    The Friends continue to find ways of serving the community.  They are underwriting the after school program which includes Homework Help, Lego Machines, Wii, Minecraft and other activities.  We are supporting a "Homework Helper" program for all students. We are also researching possibilities for additional workshops and activities for adults.  We now have a Movie discussion group, Movie Club, two book groups, and an arm chair travel.
The chapter is also pro-active in updating and refurbishing the LSB Library interior.  We have replaced the chairs and table and installed shades for the windows.
    If you have ideas that would enrich our Library please contact us. 

Recent Announcements

  • Check side bar for more.
  • Mind Craft Minecraft.Edu Ages 8-18.  We will let you know the next opportunity to participate in this very popular activity.
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:54 PM by Margie Bowles
  • R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail Starting again October 5th, 2016 This program is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade.  Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are by appointment only ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:51 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Matinee@ the Library  Meets on the 4th Friday of the Month from 11:00 (before the Library opens at 1:00)Bring  your lunch and enjoy the movie in the library. Next meeting ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:43 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Armchair Travel Adventure Join us for travelers’ stories, photos, books, cultural crafts, music and food! Our September destinations are Serbia and Iceland. Thursday, September 1st at 10:30am. Want to share your travel ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:45 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Lego: Simple Machines Studio 2 Thursdays from 3:00PM to 4:30PM  Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.Children and Teens ages 9-18  For information call 831-427-7717 or ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 7:03 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Homework Help Starting again October 4, 2016Free homework assistance at the library:Every Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 - During the school year.  The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Friends of ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:48 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Book Sale NEXT BOOK SALE - November!Every summer and fall the Friends of the Library have a used book sale which helps provide funds for activities that the Friends offer at the ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:57 PM by Margie Bowles
  • Movie Club Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00Next meeting - September 20th For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710 ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:41 PM by Margie Bowles
Showing posts 1 - 8 of 11. View more »